Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I always thought marathon runners were a little weird

I've always thought there was something a little different...a little weird even...about marathon runners.  Training for the 3 day has made me understand them a little better.  After all, the 3 day is the equivalent of 2.5 marathons in 3 days.  It's true that you have to be a little weird to commit to that kind of endurance event.  There's an entire mindset that comes from this kind of commitment.  A mindset that other people seem to be intrigued by while still wanting to not get too close to someone that "weird".  But I think I'm ok with being weird.  I'm ok with making the kind of commitment others won't.  I'm ok with putting in the hours to train that others won't.  I'm ok with looking at myself differently through the transition that's taking place.  I'm ok with the responsibility to myself and those who love me to train in a way that's healthy & smart (mentally, emotionally, and physically).  I'm ok with being accountable to my supporters & to myself.  Being weird is just perfectly ok with me. 

1 comment:

  1. Love it! I had a marathon runner tell me she did the 3 Day once and it was harder than any marathon she ever ran! 3 Day walkers are truly amazing people (even if some may call us weird)!